May 26 2011

Re-Formed ArtCubes

Display Precious Keepsakes in Style

by: Sarah Gunn

I am a very nostalgic person. For me things are not just things. They have meaning, they tell a story. They hold memories. I have so many items from my childhood; I have my boys’ first outfits and their second and their third. But all of these things are tucked away in labelled bins in my basement. I want them out where they make me smile.

The only problem is: how do I display momentos in a pretty way? How do I make them not look like clutter?

Then I discovered Re-Formed ArtCubes and I fell madly deeply in love. This Canadian company takes your keepsake and creates a piece of art that is totally customized to suit your style.
 

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I was so excited when Amanda offered to give me my own re-styled pieces. I had such a hard time narrowing it down but I eventually decided on two small pieces.

The first was a toy that my parents had given me as a child. It may not look like a special toy but I can remember the exact moment that they gave it to me. I also wanted one that represented my boys. These little shoes are the first ones they both wore. And the pirates have special meaning because my husband always jokes that my Nova Scotia accent makes me sound like one.


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Are they not both AMAZING? I love them just as much as I knew I would. I now want a wall of them. I am seriously dreaming of creating one with some items from my travels in Europe, and maybe one with my wedding shoes, or possibly one of my oldest son’s first onesie. I can’t stop dreaming of the possibilities.

Want your own Re-Styled ArtCube? Start digging through your basement bins and drawers and then head over to their amazing website!

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May 17 2011

Let's Run Away Together

Rain, Rain, Go Away

by: Sarah Gunn

After all of this dreary rain, I want to run away.

I am ready to...

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...and go on a...

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{Photo credits: simply hue, simply pix, inspired design, ruche, crumpets and cakes, absolutely beautiful things}

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May 10 2011

Fun Children's Bedding

Cute bedding with a great message

by: Sarah Gunn

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Ikea and when I came across this Torva children’s bedding I fell in love.

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And I have a feeling that maybe, just maybe, it would finally convince my boys eat some vegetables!

Not only is the design fabulous, the message behind the bedding is pretty darn great too:

The future of our global garden lies in very small hands. With that in mind, we designed
the new TORVA collection of soft toys and textiles around the theme of cultivation and
sustainability, to encourage environmental awareness and foster a personal relationship to nature. We believe that by learning through playing the seeds of environmental awareness can take root in a fun and positive way. From these seeds the world of tomorrow will grow.

How can you not love that?
 

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Sarah Gunn loves interior design almost as much as she loves her two adorable boys and her hot husband. 

She has had a vision her whole life of her dream house. You know. The mansion that sits on the ocean with a pool and the massive wrap around porch. And a butler. Then she grew up. Turns out life isn't a fairytale and she's not exactly living in a castle. In fact, her house is in constant need of design intervention. Little things like children, exhaustion and budgets get in the way.

But this story does have a happy ending: years of experience watching decorating shows and clipping ideas from her favourite design magazines have equipped Sarah with the mad decorating skills she needs to turn anyone's house into the home of their dreams with great tips, tricks and inspiration. 

Join Sarah each week as she shares DIY projects, inspiration and her favourite new décor finds...all on a budget every mummy will love.

Sarah has recently had a dream of a lifetime come true: she now shares her mad DIY skills on the popular show, CityLine. She is also now designing spaces for children. If this is all a dream, then please don't wake her up. 

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